Ocean Gala deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
Ocean Gala deck plan review at CruiseMapper provides newest cruise deck plans (floor layouts of the vessel) extracted from the officially issued by Small Cruise Lines deckplan pdf (printable version).
Each of the Ocean Gala cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on Ocean Gala staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
ms Island Escape (built 1982, last refurbished in 2011, currently “MV Ocean Gala”) was the most special among Thomson UK (Marella) cruise ships. The ship’s owner was the UK’s biggest tour operator Thomson Holidays via the “Thomson Cruises” (currently "Marella Cruises") brand. Thomson operated the ship through its division “Island Cruises”. As Ocean Gala, the ship is currently operated as a floating hotel by its new owner “Cruise Holdings Inc”. The vessel has a unique design as a former cruise ferry (built for the DFDS SEAWAYS under the name "MS Scandinavia").
MS Island Escape cruise ship deck plan has a total of 768 staterooms for 1536 passengers (max capacity is 1740 guests), served by 540 crew/staff. The ship has 9 passenger accessible decks, 3 restaurants, 10 lounges and bars (incl 1 pub), 1 pool (no jacuzzies), 5 elevators. There are no self-service laundry facilities (passenger-use laundrettes). Laundry and dry cleaning services on the ship are offered for a nominal fee.
Island Escape's deck plan changes after the 2011 drydock refit and refurbishment included:
- Furniture in all outside deck areas was replaced
- The coffee shop was added (Cafe Brasil) on Flamingo Deck 8
- All public rooms received new blinds and curtains, and new carpeting.
- Passenger cabins were extensively renovated with new bedding sets, cushions, valances, curtains.
- The Reception Desk, the Lobby entrance and the alleyways were redecorated (plus new wall panelling).
Ocean Gala deck plans are property of Small Cruise Lines. All deck layouts are for informational purposes only and CruiseMapper is not responsible for their accuracy.